SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has hit back at Warren Gatland after the British and Irish Lions' coach called for 'clarity' and 'complete consistency’.
Lions head coach Warren Gatland met with the tour referees to seek clarity and consistency over high tackles. This came after Faf de Klerk was yellow carded in South Africa A’s 17-13 win over the tourists on Wednesday.
The scrum-half was sent to the sin bin after a high hit on Wyn Jones late in the second half after officials deemed his shoulder had not made contact with the Welshman’s head.
Rassie Erasmus has responded on Twiiter posting two clips clips of Lions flyhalf Owen Farrell high tackles on Wednesday night.
While you at it please get clarity on this also !! 🔴🟡 penalty or play on ? We have to 100% sure and aligned ! Cant agree more pic.twitter.com/OxBReYlMXq— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) July 16, 2021
Better angle of the Owen Farrell tackle on Jasper Wiese that Rassie Erasmus has highlighted here. pic.twitter.com/7JoGWYbJnx— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) July 16, 2021
If there is time maybe also get absolute clarity and alignment on this one please, I know its way after the whistle, but lets just align and get clarity to be sure pic.twitter.com/6MKvHY4662— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) July 16, 2021